Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Recipes

Let’s Talk About Inflammation! Inflammation is linked to: 1. Weight Gain & Obesity 2. Cardiovascular disease 3. Diabetes 4. Mood & depression 5. Cognitive function (focus, ADD, & ADHD) 6. Brain Health (e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease) 7. Sports recovery (more inflammation = longer recovery) 8. Immune compromise 9. Irritable bowel disease & gut problems 10. Any […]

Gut Health and Happiness Hack: Science Says Eat More Plants

Boulder is famous for its natural beauty, outdoor activities, and healthy lifestyle. But did you know that Boulder is also home to one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on the human gut microbiome? The American Gut Project, led by researchers at CU-Boulder and UC-San Diego, has analyzed the stool samples and dietary habits of […]

Antioxidants: Ace Your Health!

Antioxidants are like the superheroes of your body.  They’re tiny molecules that protect your cells from harm caused by toxins and stress like midterms, air pollution, poor sleep, and even too much exercise. How does this happen? Toxins and stress can produce free radicals, unstable molecules that wreak havoc in the body.  But what are these free […]

Let’s Talk About Smoothies

Let’s Talk About Smoothies! To Smoothie or Not to Smoothie? Glycemic Index, Weight, & Cardiometabolic Markers Myth #1: “All Smoothies are Liquid Sugar” Many commercial smoothies these days are indeed: 1) void of fiber; 2) laden with artificial sugars or sweeteners; 3) closer to milkshakes than smoothies. Read More Micronutrients and Polyphenols Although some smoothies […]

Smoothie Recipes Here!

Smoothie Recipes Here! Smoothie Recipes Sweet Buster Smoother This simple smoothies delivers 100% daily fiber needs, heaping doses of iron, manganese, magnesium, and great healthy fats that will bust cravings and keep you fueled throughout the day. My clients have 1 for breakfast or 1/2-servings as morning, afternoon, or before bedtime snacks. Show More Anti-Inflammatory […]

Let’s Talk About Edamame!

Let’s Talk About Edamame! Edamame is my favorite superfood. Just four ounces (4oz // ~1/2 C) provides ~14 – 21g of complete protein (complete amino acid profile), 8g healthy fat, 14g carbs, great fiber (!). Soy is estrogenic so when consumed in its natural form (e.g., with the fiber), it helps regulate hormones (the fiber […]

Let’s Talk About Maca!

Let’s Talk About Maca! Maca is one of my favorite superfoods! Adaptogenic. Works with the adrenals to heal and strengthen. Provides stamina and endurance. Helps heal from adrenal fatigue. Great even energy. Bonus lysine amino acid profile. Great protein & carbs. Gelatinized (starch removed) makes it more easily digestible for maximum nutrient absorption. Bonus butterscotch […]

Smoothies & The Gut Microbiome

Smoothies and the Gut Microbiome The University of Minnesota recently conducted an interesting study in which 34 subjects provided detailed dietary records of all food and beverages consumed daily for 17 days and daily fecal samples used for microbiome sampling (also for 17 days)(Johnson et al., 2019). The researchers correlated daily microbiome samplings with personalized […]

Hormone Support Super Smoothie

Go and Glow Super Smoothie Go and Glow Smoothie This super smoothie has protein, antioxidants, adaptogens for stamina and hormone- & adrenal balancing and fiber. Great for the brain, gut, adrenals, skin, hair, EVERYTHING! Other benefits include maximum nutrient absorption (in smoothie form) and super alkaline pH (promotes muscle use/growth/repair). In a blender, combine: 4oz of organic edamame. 100g […]